Interoperability

Three ways providers get the HIPAA right to access wrong
By Bill Siwicki 12:36 pm May 28, 2020
In their HIMSS20 Digital session, privacy policy experts Deven McGraw and Jodi Daniel offer a deeper look at digital patient access, the APIs that enable it – and the mistakes healthcare organizations make when providing medical records.
By Piers Ford 02:32 am May 28, 2020
The round-the-clock response of the NHS’s internal and external digital health community to COVID-19 has been more than impressive. But the ad hoc and rapid arrival of so many new applications also raises concerns about compliance and standardisation – and the role of the very unit that is supposed to be directing the operation.
ONC, Sequoia Project extend interoperability collaboration
By Mike Miliard 11:49 am May 27, 2020
The public-private partnership has been re-upped for another year as Sequoia continues to help implement and build out community support for TEFCA.
By Kat Jercich 09:14 am May 27, 2020
Hospitals are having a hard time reporting data to public health agencies, according to a new JAMIA study, which finds patchwork data sharing, "often occurring via fax or phone."
By Joseph Goedert 10:34 am May 26, 2020
The Mayo clinician leading the expanded access program describes how it's managing the task of plasma collection, with hopes that COVID-19 antibodies can help other patients fight off the disease.
By Nathan Eddy 01:44 pm May 22, 2020
In addition, broader embrace of APIs and more concerted strategy for patient matching could help public health agencies combat the pandemic and boost pop health.

Top row: left to right - Bernardo Mariano Jr, WHO, Pravene Nath, Roche, Benedict Tan, Singapore Health Services. Bottom row: left to right - Päivi Sillanaukee, Finnish ministry of social affairs and health, Hal Wolf, HIMSS.

By Piers Ford 10:11 am May 22, 2020
Learning from the pandemic quickly, in order to take the digital health standard forward globally, was the sentiment voiced by leading stakeholders in a recent World Health Assembly virtual panel hosted by HIMSS.
By Kat Jercich 02:44 pm May 21, 2020
Despite budgetary strains from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report predicts regulatory requirements and medical-service spending growth will benefit electronic health record vendors in the years to come.
Doctor at patient bedside
By Max Sullivan 05:01 pm May 19, 2020
Better interoperability between devices could result in the "silent ICU" in which alarms are not constantly going off by a patient's bed.
Arizona develops surge line for load-balancing COVID-19 cases

Photo courtesy of tinyfroglet.

By Bill Siwicki 11:48 am May 15, 2020
The state’s many health systems put competitive concerns aside for the greater good during a pandemic, using IT to send patients to locations that could best serve them.

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